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Image: (to a female) You’re very independent: 妳很獨立.Independence
In English, independent is in-dependent, or not dependent. In Chinese, independent can be expressed as 獨立 (du2 li4), two characters t . . .

Merry Christmas is Sheng Dan Kuai Le in Chinese
Merry Christmas! Sheng is sacred or holy. It is also short for sheng ren, meaning a sage or a saint. Dan is birth or birthday. Kuai . . .

Chinese by the numbers
1 Written language — Chinese characters — mutually intelligible by speakers of 13 mutually unintelligible Chinese languages, as distinct . . .

What are Simplified Characters?
The Chinese have been using traditional characters for several thousand years. About 50 years ago the Chinese Communist Party gained politic . . .

What is Minnan?
Minnan, as known as Hokkien or Taiwanese. A major Chinese language spoken by the wealthiest Chinese populations: in China in the coastal Fuj . . .

What is Mandarin?
The official language in China and Taiwan, also spoken by about 1 in every 5 people on earth.

Chinese New Year’s Eve is Sunday Jan. 25th, 2009
It’s the custom to call or visit friends on the lunar New Year’s day, which is Monday, January 26 this year, and say Gong Xi Fa Cai (pro . . .

Happy Thanksgiving!
Learn how to say and write Happy Thanksgiving in Chinese. Our office will be closed from November 27 to November 30, 2008.

Merry Christmas in Chinese - Version 1
Ye Dan Kuai Le! Merry Christmas is Sheng Dan Kuai Le or Ye Dan Kuai Le in Chinese. Ye is short for Ye Su, which is the transliterated . . .

Merry Christmas in Chinese - Version 2
Sheng Dan Kuai Le Sheng is sacred or holy. It is also short for sheng ren, meaning a sage or a saint. Dan is birth or birthday. Kua . . .

Happy Father’s Day!
Fu-Qin-Jie Kuai-Le Fu Qin (pronounced fuu cheen) is a father. Jie (pronounced jee-eh) is a festival day or holiday. Kuai Le (pron . . .

Q&A–How do you say “Mother”?
Billie asked us how to say “Mother.” In our Mother’s Day Greeting, we used the term “Mu Qin,” and Billie was used to the term “M . . .

Please Jie Ai
For thousands of moms in Sichuan, China, the day after Mother’s Day will be remembered as their worst day ever. On that day, Monday May 12 . . .

Happy Mother’s Day in Chinese
Mu-Qin-Jie Kuai-Le Mu Qin (pronounced moo cheen) is a mother. Jie (pronounced jee-eh) is a festival day or holiday. Kuai Le (pronou . . .

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